January 17, 2013
All Bear Branch Village residents are highly encouraged to take an active part in preventing crime before it occurs. A major step towards this goal would be locking our cars and trucks. Recently, our village along with the rest of Kingwood, had numerous car burglaries. A large number of these cars were UNLOCKED at the time they had items stolen. Please put into practice what you always hear during the Christmas season, Hide, Take, Lock. Doing this will result in fewer victims. Don't forget to use our village web site to report incidents that need special attention. Working together will assist us in having a safer community.
November 29, 2011
With the Christmas holiday season right around the corner, we would like to remind our residents of two things. First, there is a Vacation Watch Form (on the left side of this page) for you to use should you be going out of town for the holidays. Our Patrol Officers, along with the HPD, would be glad to check on your homes and cars while you are away. Should they find something out of place, they will not hesitate to call the homeowner at the numbers provided on the form. This is a free service. If you see something that is suspicious or out of the ordinary, there is also a Crime Watch Slip. (on the left side) Reports received through the website are provided to the HPD and supplemental crime watch patrol to follow up.
Secondly, we are also asking our residents to be sure to lock their cars and trucks every night and while out doing your Christmas shopping (as well as at work or church.) Please hide all valuables, lock your car, and take your keys. This public awareness campaign began a few years back and is still very important and relevant. The majority of the Burglaries of Motor Vehicles (BMV) that we have in Kingwood are due, in part, to the fact that so many of the cars and trucks are unlocked. Locking car doors is a simple step that pays great dividends towards not becoming a victim. For the month of October, we had one (1) BMV in Bear Branch. The hardship caused by having your belongings taken in a burglary is great. Having to cancel credit cards, apply for a new driver's license and close checking account are only the beginning. Property taken from burglaries supports the criminal element, and makes the rest of the community more vulnerable.
MEETINGS OF INTEREST
We want to encourage all our residents to attend the public safety meetings. These meetings are very informative and assist in building a bridge between the residents and our local authorities. There are two opportunities for meeting with the Houston Police Department:
1 Public Safety Committee meeting - The second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the South Woodland Hills Community Room (2030 Shadow Rock Drive.)
2 Positive Interaction Program (PIP) - The third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Kingwood Church of Christ (2901 Woodland Hills Drive.)